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Exchange 2007 servers have state "not monitored" in Discovered Inventory (exchange 2007 discovery Helper) in SCOM 2007 R2 RRS feed

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  • Our Exchange 2007 servers have the state "not monitored" in Discovered Inventory (Exchange 2007 Discovery Helper) in SCOM 2007 R2. I have enabled the discovery helper for exchange 2007 objects and enabled proxy agent for cluster nodes. I have read the MP manual.

    We have a exchange 2007 SCC, CAS/HUB and edge server. The problem:  The exchange 2007 servers only appear in Discovered Invertory (monitoring) and not in exchange 2007 MP.

    What could be the case?

    Please help.

     

     

    Friday, April 9, 2010 9:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    1) The case is that all of my exchange 2007 servers are discovered by SCOM 2007 R2 in Operation Console/monitoring/Discovered applications! -

    Anwer - Yes this is by design. All Exchange 2007 servers will be discovered and listed as Not Monitored. This is discussed in the documentation. You need to enable in a phased manner the discovery of each of the roles. They appear in the discovered applications because the Exchange Discovery Helper object has been discovered.

    http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2010/02/23/exchange-2007-management-packs-do-not-automatically-monitor-exchange-servers.aspx

    How to start monitoring of Exchange 2007 Servers

    To start monitoring of Exchange 2007 Servers, you will need to enable Exchange discovery in the Management Pack (after you have imported it). You do this per server role (CAS, Mailbox, Hub, etc).

    To enable Exchange 2007 Server Role Discovery

    1.   Go to the Object Discoveries node located under Authoring in the Operations console.

    2.   In the Look for field, type Exchange 2007 Server Role and click Enter. A list of Exchange 2007 Server Role Discoveries appears. You need to enable Server Role Discoveries of the following discoveries:

     

    Discovery Name

    Description

    Exchange 2007 CCR Clustered Mailbox Server Role Discovery

    Discovers CCR and SCC clustered Mailbox servers

    Exchange 2007 CCR Node Role Discovery

    Discovers CCR node servers in a CCR cluster (the physical nodes)

    Exchange 2007 Standalone CCR Node Discovery

    Discovers standalone CCR node roles (nodes that are participating in log shipping but are not part of an active Mailbox server) and standalone mailbox roles

    Exchange 2007 CAS Role Discovery

    Discovers Client Access server roles

    Exchange 2007 Hub Transport Role Discovery

    Discovers Hub Transport server roles

    Exchange 2007 Edge Role Discovery

    Discovers Edge Transport server roles

    Exchange 2007 UM Role Discovery

    Discovers Unified Messaging (UM) roles

    The discoveries only take place once a day so if you want to speed things up you'll also need to change the schedule of the discovery .. but once everything is configured change the discover schedule back to one day.

    Cheers

    Graham


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    • Proposed as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, April 12, 2010 7:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:28 AM
    Friday, April 9, 2010 11:22 AM

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  • Hi

    Please download & read the documentation before deploying the exchange management pack. It will save you a lot of grief.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e9f3cd3f-9bc0-45cd-b10f-120e937ee4c4&displaylang=en&displaylang=en

    What you are seeing is by design:

    http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2010/02/23/exchange-2007-management-packs-do-not-automatically-monitor-exchange-servers.aspx

    Also, a good practical guide "from the field":

    http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3D3B8489FCAA9B51!2099.entry

    Cheers

    Graham


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    • Edited by Graham Davies Friday, April 9, 2010 9:54 AM add camerons link
    Friday, April 9, 2010 9:46 AM
  • Hi,

    The case is that all of my exchange 2007 servers are discovered by SCOM 2007 R2 in Operation Console/monitoring/Discovered applications! I see all of them!

    The problem is that the exchange 2007 servers still have as state "not monitored" 

    The SCC nodes have proxy agent enabled. All servers are agent managed and of course the exchange 2007 objects, mentioned in the manual,  have been enabled the discovery helper, otherwise they would not appear in discovered applications.

    Tiemon

     

     

    Friday, April 9, 2010 11:12 AM
  • Hi

    1) The case is that all of my exchange 2007 servers are discovered by SCOM 2007 R2 in Operation Console/monitoring/Discovered applications! -

    Anwer - Yes this is by design. All Exchange 2007 servers will be discovered and listed as Not Monitored. This is discussed in the documentation. You need to enable in a phased manner the discovery of each of the roles. They appear in the discovered applications because the Exchange Discovery Helper object has been discovered.

    http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2010/02/23/exchange-2007-management-packs-do-not-automatically-monitor-exchange-servers.aspx

    How to start monitoring of Exchange 2007 Servers

    To start monitoring of Exchange 2007 Servers, you will need to enable Exchange discovery in the Management Pack (after you have imported it). You do this per server role (CAS, Mailbox, Hub, etc).

    To enable Exchange 2007 Server Role Discovery

    1.   Go to the Object Discoveries node located under Authoring in the Operations console.

    2.   In the Look for field, type Exchange 2007 Server Role and click Enter. A list of Exchange 2007 Server Role Discoveries appears. You need to enable Server Role Discoveries of the following discoveries:

     

    Discovery Name

    Description

    Exchange 2007 CCR Clustered Mailbox Server Role Discovery

    Discovers CCR and SCC clustered Mailbox servers

    Exchange 2007 CCR Node Role Discovery

    Discovers CCR node servers in a CCR cluster (the physical nodes)

    Exchange 2007 Standalone CCR Node Discovery

    Discovers standalone CCR node roles (nodes that are participating in log shipping but are not part of an active Mailbox server) and standalone mailbox roles

    Exchange 2007 CAS Role Discovery

    Discovers Client Access server roles

    Exchange 2007 Hub Transport Role Discovery

    Discovers Hub Transport server roles

    Exchange 2007 Edge Role Discovery

    Discovers Edge Transport server roles

    Exchange 2007 UM Role Discovery

    Discovers Unified Messaging (UM) roles

    The discoveries only take place once a day so if you want to speed things up you'll also need to change the schedule of the discovery .. but once everything is configured change the discover schedule back to one day.

    Cheers

    Graham


    View OpsMgr tips and tricks at http://systemcentersolutions.wordpress.com/
    • Proposed as answer by Vivian Xing Monday, April 12, 2010 7:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, April 22, 2010 8:28 AM
    Friday, April 9, 2010 11:22 AM